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    28 February, 2013
   
MEDIA STATEMENT: Government of Maldives: Sentencing of Flogging a 15-year-old Sexual Abuse Victim is Deeply Concerning
 
     
 
The Government of Maldives is deeply concerned by the prosecution and the Juvenile Court’s sentence to flog a 15 year-old girl on the charges of pre-marital sex.
 
 
    24 February, 2013
   
Media Statement: MFA response to media queries regarding former President Nasheed's exit from the Indian High Commission, Male
 
     
 
In response to media queries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to make the following statement:
 
 
    24 February, 2013
   
Government welcomes preliminary observations of UN Expert
 
     
 
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Ms. Gabrielle Knaul shared her preliminary observations of her visit with the Government in a de-briefing held today
 
 
    24 February, 2013
   
Government welcomes preliminary observations of UN Expert
 
     
 
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Ms. Gabrielle Knaul shared her preliminary observations of her visit with the Government in a de-briefing held today
 
 
    23 February, 2013
   
Foreign Minister Condemns the Attacks on Local Journalists
 
     
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah made the following statement in relation to last nights attack on three journalists:
 
 
    20 February, 2013
   
New Norwegian Ambassador Presents Credentials to the President
 
     
 
New Ambassador of Norway accredited to the Maldives, Grete Løchen presented his letter of credence to President Dr Mohamed Waheed this morning
 
 
    19 February, 2013
   
A High Court Order conveyed to Former President Nasheed
 
     
 
On the instruction of the High Court of the Maldives the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has today delivered a Court Order addressed to former President Mohamed Nasheed, to the Indian High Commission in Male'.
 
 
    18 February, 2013
   
Foreign Ministry conveys Nasheed’s Court order to the Indian High Commission
 
     
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has this afternoon informed the Indian High Commission of the court order issued by the Hulhumale’ Magistrates Court, instructing Maldives Police Service to produce former President Mr. Mohamed Nasheed to the court under custody.
 
 
    17 February, 2013
   
UN Special Rapporteur Calls on the Minister
 
     
 
UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul has paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs H. E. Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah today.
 
 
    16 February, 2013
   
President Waheed promises Maldivians and international partners that his government will do the utmost to promote democracy in the country
 
     
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has promised to the people of Maldives and the international partners that his government will do the utmost to promote democracy in the country, in a statement issued this evening.
 
 
    16 February, 2013
   
UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers visits the Maldives
 
     
 
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of the Judges and Lawyers Ms. Gabriela Knaul arrived in Male’ today on an official visit.
 
 
    15 February, 2013
   
“The Maldives is not in political turmoil” says Foreign Minister
 
     
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives H E Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah has said today that “the Maldives is not in political turmoil” and that the country is fully functioning as normal.
 
 
    15 February, 2013
   
Statement by the Government of Maldives
 
     
 
The Government of Maldives wishes to emphasise that the political situation in the Maldives remains calm and normal, and does not warrant other countries and international organisations to issue statements characterising the situation in any other light.
 
 
    13 February, 2013
   
Media Statement: MFA response to comments made by the Government of India regarding recent events relating to former President Nasheed
 
     
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives wishes to confirm that neither the High Commission of India in Male’, nor any other authority of the Government of India has had discussion with the Government of Maldives concerning former President of Maldives Mr. Mohamed Nasheed’s report
 
 
    13 February, 2013
   
Media Statement: MFA response to reports regarding former President Nasheed seeking 'refuge' in Indian High Commission
 
     
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today received media reports that former President Mohamed Nasheed has sought “refuge” in the Indian High Commission in Male’, following the court order issued to the Maldives Police Service to produce him to Hulhumale Magistrate Court for his trial
 
 
    13 February, 2013
   
The Maldives Condemns the Nuclear Test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
 
     
 
Republic of Maldives strongly condemns the nuclear test conducted on 12 February 2013 by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in total violation of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.
 
 
    7 February, 2013
   
“Democracy and Islam can exist in harmony” says President Waheed
 
     
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that the Maldivian democratization project is demonstrating to the world that democracy and Islam can exist in harmony.
 
 
    7 February, 2013
   
OIC Summit Begins in Egypt
 
     
 
The 12th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states began in Cairo on Wednesday. President Dr Mohamed Waheed attended the summit.
 
 
    7 February, 2013
   
Maldives becomes a State Party to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
 
     
 
The Maldives has acceded to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) on 23 January 2013.
 
 
    6 February, 2013
   
President Waheed Meets Palestine Counterpart
 
     
 
During his ongoing visit to Egypt to attend the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), President Dr Mohamed Waheed met with the President of Palestine Dr Mahmoud Abbas.
 
 
    6 February, 2013
   
President Waheed Meets Turkish President
 
     
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with the Turkish President, Abdullah Gül.
 
 
    5 February, 2013
   
President Thanks Sri Lanka for the Assistance
 
     
 
In his remarks at the function to mark the Independence Day of Sri Lanka, President Dr Mohamed Waheed has thanked Sri Lankan for its cooperation and assistance to the Maldives in all areas of development.
 
 
    4 February, 2013
   
Foreign Minister meets his Kyrgyz Republic counterpart
 
     
 
His Excellency Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, met with His Excellency Mr. Abdyldaev Erlan Bekeshovich Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
 
 
    4 February, 2013
   
Foreign Minister Samad Reaffirms Commitment to OIC Principles
 
     
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Dr Abdul Samad Abdullah has reaffirmed the Maldives’ commitment to the principles and values of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today.
 
 
    4 February, 2013
   
Maldives Participates in the 12th O.I.C. Summit
 
     
 
Preparatory meetings for the 12th Summit of the Organisation for the Islamic Conference is ongoing in Cairo, Egypt. The Senior Officials meeting, ahead of the Foreign Ministers meeting, ended yesterday in which the draft final communiqué of the Summit was negotiated.
 
 
    3 February, 2013
   
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom, Honourable Mr. Alistair Burt, MP, visits Maldives
 
     
 
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom, Honourable Mr. Alistair Burt, MP, undertook an official visit to the Maldives from 2 – 3 February 2012.
 
 
    2 February, 2013
   
Hanimaadhoo International Airport Will Become a Leading Hub for Economic Development: President
 
     
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said the Hanimaadhoo International Airport would become a leading hub for economic development. He made this statement while speaking at the ceremony held Saturday afternoon to open the Hanimaadhoo International Airport.
 
 
    1 February, 2013
   
President inaugurates Road Development Project in Kulhudhuffushi
 
     
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has this morning inaugurated the road development project of Ameenee Magu in Kulhudhuffushi. The President is visiting the island as part of his current visit to Kulhudhuffushi and Hanimaadhoo of South Thiladhummathi Atoll.
 
 
    1 February, 2013
   
STO to Start Fuel Bunkering - President Waheed
 
     
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has announced the State Trading Organisations (STO), in joint venture with a foreign partner will start fuel bunkering in the Maldives. He made this announcement while addressing the people of Kulhudhuffushi Island, this evening.
 
 
26 October, 2013
 
Government's Press Statement on Two Members' Disqualification from Parliament
 
The government accepts the disqualification of two members of the Parliament, as per the Supreme Court's ruling on 24th October.
 
24 October, 2013
 
President Waheed attends President’s Cup 2013 final match
 
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has attended the final match of the President’s Cup 2013. The match was held last evening at the Galolhu Stadium.
 
21 October, 2013
 
Sacrifices of national heroes must be held close to our hearts – says President
 
Commander in Chief, President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that as a country, and as a national defense force, it was important to hold the sacrifices of our national heroes close to our hearts, and follow their example.
 


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